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    Date Dilemma

    Does anyone know if it is possible to have a mail merge letter that inserts todays date when the letter is merged but when it is saved that it keeps that date & doesn't update to the current date everytime that saved letter is viewed?

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    You don't need a merge field - simply choose the right type of date field. There are three types of date fields
    {Date} updates to today's date
    {SaveDate} updates to the date the file was saved. (Note that this gives an error if the file hasn't been saved yet).
    {CreateDate} updates to the date the file was first created.

    It is possible to nest these fields in an If field to avoid the SaveDate error in unsaved documents.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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